British Classic Challenge Championships 2021

Over the weekend of the 6th and 7th of November. Yorkshire fielded two teams in the first ever British Classic Challenge Championships, held at Surrey Sports Park in Guildford. Yorkshire’s Bronze team performed on Saturday to finish a credible 6th with a score of 185.700. Gymnasts in the team gave some notable performances with team member Ella Rose Johnson – Whitehead taking the Silver medal on the bars.

Sunday saw Yorkshire’s Silver team take to the podium, unfortunately the team had lost a member that week due to injury, whilst another had fought back to compete only having a couple of sessions in the gym after having Covid. The team performed well despite carrying falls and pulled through to complete the competition. Yorkshire finished on rest in the final round of the event with the coaches waiting on tenterhooks watching the final scores come in. The Yorkshire Silver team finished with the most unexpected result of being awarded the Silver medal with a score of 182.000. An amazing achievement for the county, the gymnasts and coaches. Gymnasts within the team also achieved amazing individual titles. Abbie Grafton became the 2021 Silver Classic Challenge Champion also taking the Silver on the Vault. Team mate Georgia King took the Bronze All around and became the Silver bar Champion and Jessica Rodgers also came away with a Bronze medal on the Vault.
A brilliant weekend for all involved, showing great team work and camaraderie with some excellent support and feedback from officials.
Congratulations to all involved.

Happy New Year

Hopefully 2022 will see us all be able to properly resume our fantastic sport starting with grades in the spring. The new handbook will be with you shortly and the website will gradually move back to regular updates.

Archived Post 2021 – Yorkshire WA Competitions Resume This Weekend

With caution and following strict protocol requirements from BG and the Event Venues, Yorkshire WA Gymnastics is pleased to resume competitions.

The protocols for the various events can be found on the Covid 19 Protocol Information Page. Just scroll down to find the information for the event that you are interested in.

So, we thank everyone in advance for working with us to make these events possible and most importantly wish the gymnasts the very best of luck!

Archived Post 2020 – British Gymnastics Covid 19 Update

Dear all,

British Gymnastics have updated their guidance following the government announcements this weekend. Clubs should have received the email however the document can also be found on BG’s Covid 19 pages (link below – log in necessary to access)

Unfortunately the current guidance is that indoor sports and therefore clubs cannot as yet reopen and that we have to be patient a little longer however they are working on the way forwards for our sport and will update when possible.

Link to document:

Covid 19 Update Document 11th May 2020


Archived Post 2020 – Covid 19 – All WA Activities Cancelled Until 31st July


Yorkshire Women’s Artistic Gymnastics have suspended all activities until 31st July.

This includes all competitions, workshops, clinics, Squads, National Team Training, Yes Sessions and meetings.

The Yorkshire WTC wishes our best, in these unprecedented times, to its member clubs, gymnasts, coaches and volunteers.

Click Here to go to the Covid19 Information Page

Yes Sessions 2020 – First One 2nd February – Sign Up Now!

Cost is £5 per gymnast payable on the day


ANY DIFFICULTIES EMAIL  – [email protected]

The session is open to any gymnasts not in Yorkshire WA Squad. YES sessions are a joint training opportunity provided by Yorkshire WTC. Co-ordinated by the Joint Training (YES) Officer it is a chance to meet other coaches, share tips and best practice. Also an opportunity to spend some time on those areas you just don’t get chance to focus on in the gym. A great training opportunity for coaches and gymnasts alike. If you haven’t been to one yet then maybe it’s time to give it a try!

Sessions 2020

1 – 2nd February 2020 – TSV 1.30 – 5.00

2 – 30th August 2020 – Time & Location TBC

3 – 6th December 2020 – Time & Location TBC

Complete your application form below

A completed GDPR/Data Protection Form should be completed for each gymnast, coach and judge and brought on the day. When you submit your application you will be automatically taken to the form to download, but if you have any difficulties email [email protected]



If more than 3 coaches attending please complete the first 3 coaches' details on this form and then complete the form a second time for the additional coaches.
Max ratio of 6 gymnasts per coach. If applying for more than 8 gymnasts - places 9+ will be allocated only if space is available. If you are applying for more than 8 gymnasts please complete the first 8 gymnast's details on this form and then complete the form a second time for the additional gymnasts.
If more than 3 judges attending please complete the first 3 judges' details on this form and then complete the form a second time for the additional judges. If no judges attending please state 0.

Coaches Details

Coaches should bring their Yorkshire WA Passcard or screenshots of gymnet and photo id. If you wish to apply for a Yorkshire WA Passcard (these are foc and entirely optional) please email [email protected]

Coach 2 Details

Coach 3 Details

Gymnast 1 Details

Gymnast 2 Details

Gymnast 3 Details

Gymnast 4 Details

Gymnast 5 Details

Gymnast 6 Details

Gymnast 7 Details

Gymnast 8 Details

Judge 1 Details

Judge 2 Details

Judge 3 Details


When you submit your form you will automatically link through to the GDPR form for you to download. If you have any difficulties email [email protected]


Expert Workshop 1 – 8th Feb

2020 Expert Workshop 1 – Saturday 8th February 1.30 pm-6.00pm


Astre Gymnastics Academy

This workshop will be run by Sandy Richardson and Wolfgang Bohner, bringing their extensive expertise to share with the Yorkshire WA Community.

This session will focus on;

  • Close Bar Element and their Preps
  • Tumbling Preps including twisting and double backs
  • Gymnast conditioning and preparation particularly relating to bars and tumbling


The workshop is most suited to;

  • Coaches working these skills with gymnasts
  • Coaches looking to move gymnasts onto these skills over the next year or in the near future
  • Coaches looking to bring these skill levels into their clubs
  • Coaches working level 3 & 4 CPD
  • Coaches working towards Yorkshire Squad with Gymnasts
  • Coaches looking to improve Squad Trial results with gymnasts

The cost is £20 per coach and each club should bring one gymnast with them to work with. There is no charge for the gymnast. There is a maximum of 30 coach places

The workshop cost is being subsidised by Yorkshire WA Gymnastics Technical Committee.

Payment should be made by bank transfer to HSBC Sortcode: 40-27-15 Account: 80014958  labelled EXP1{Your name}. Proof of payment should be emailed to [email protected]

Place Allocation: The first place per club will be offered on a first come first served places, additional places per club will then be offered as available. This is to ensure that the maximum number of clubs get chance to benefit from the input of these well re-known coaches.

If you have any difficulties registering through this form please email [email protected]. Make sure you press submit and wait for the acknowledgement screen so you know your application has gone through.

Application is via the online form below;

If you have any difficulties registering through this form please email [email protected]. Make sure you press submit and wait for the acknowledgement screen so you know your application has gone through.


2020 Grades Clinic – Sun 5th Jan – Applications by 17th Dec

Sunday 5th January  10.00am-4.00pm


Astre Gymnastics Academy

 This clinic will be taken by Debbie Morgan who is both a highly qualified coach and a brevet judge. Debbie has written many NDP grades over the years for BG and is Chair of the Eastern Region who always excel in the Grades competitions at all levels.

The clinic will be beneficial to all coaches and judges and especially to those new to grades.

Advice will be given about which grade is suitable for gymnasts at all levels and will cover National Grades, Grades 6 & 5, Regional Grades and will conclude with Compulsory Grades.

Cost:  £25 per coach or judge.

Please apply by 17th December to Christine Bowker via the form below or email and pay the clinic fee into the Yorkshire WA account

HSBC Sortcode: 40-27-15 Account: 80014958  labelled GRC {Your name}

E-mail address  [email protected]

Please give your name, club, tel. number and e-mail address with the application

2020 Grades Clinic

Yorkshire In Age National Teams 2019

Level 4 In Age.

With just 2 gymnasts in the team Yorkshire were not going to be up the rankings however the gymnasts still performed with Yorkshire pride. Congratulations to Olivia Munro (Dronfield) and Fia Shivtiel (TSV) for qualifying to represent the region.

Level 3 In Age.

Representing Yorkshire and wearing the white rose with pride were Lily Newton (TSV), Amelia Haslam-Walker (Pennine), Jaeda Gaye (Gymmagic) and Lexi Mortimer (Gymmagic). Well done to the gymnasts and coaches who qualified to represent the region in this tough competition finishing 8th out of 12.

Well done to coaches and gymnasts alike

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